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On this day in football history
- 1912 Wolverhampton Wanderers beat Watford 10-0 in a FA Cup First Round replay. The original match had ended goalless.
- 1925 During the Second Division match between Derby County and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Baseball Ground the crowd invaded the pitch. It was alleged that a Wolves player was struck before police were able to restore order.
- 1935 The deaths of J.T Robertson at the age of 58 and of John Drummond at 67. The pair were both Scottish international defenders. Robertson was considered the finest centre-half of his day and played 15 times for his country between 1898 and 1905 during a career which saw him at Morton, Everton, Southampton and Rangers. When Chelsea were formed in 1905 they engaged him as player-manager for their first Football League season (1905-06). Drummond was a Rangers player and represented Scotland on 14 occasions between 1892 and 1903.
- 1939 Neil Franklin signed professional forms with Stoke City. He made his name during the War and succeeded Stan Cullis as England's centre-half in 1945. He played in all the "Victory" internationals and in the first 27 officially recognised peacetime internationals. In May 1950 he went to Colombia with team-mate George Mountford on the promise of footballing riches but soon became disillusioned and returned to England in July of the same year. Colombia was not a member of F.I.FA at the time and the move was illegal. He received a six month suspension after which he joined Hull City, Crewe Alexandra in 1956 and Stockport County in 1957. During his career, which ended at the close of the 1957-58 season, he played in 323 League matches. He later went into management and, after non-League experience, took over at Colchester United in 1964.
- 1959 Arthur Rowley became the first player to score 300 League goals since the end of the Second War when he scored for Shrewsbury in their 5-3 win over Chester. He began amassing this total in the 1946-47 season with West Bromwich Albion and later played with Fulham and Leicester City. In September 1962 he surpassed all British League scoring records.
- 1970 When Bradford City beat Bournemouth 8-1 they inflicted the south coast club's record League defeat.